Black Mt So Summit Trail

Adirondack Park, New York

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain959ft
Trailhead Elevation2,634ft
Top2,639ft
Elevation Min/Max1746/2639ft
Elevation Start/End2634/2634ft

Black Mt So Summit Trail

Black Mt. So. Summit Trail is a hiking trail in Town of Dresden, New York. It is within Adirondack Park and Lake George Wild Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 2,634 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 959 feet. The trail ends near the Black Mt Summit picnic site and Black Mountain (elevation 2,641 feet). This trail connects with the following: Black Mt Ponds Trail Sec 2 and Black Mt Summit Trail Sec#3.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Adirondacks (Falcon Guides)
Lisa Densmore Ballard
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"A nice, family hike to the highest mountain and some of the best views in the Lake George area. Black Mountain is the highest peak with a trail in the Lake George area. It crowns the eastern shore of the lake at its halfway point. There are two trails to its summit, one from the shore of the lake, requiring a boat, and the other one from Pike Brook Road, which is described here. This one is longer but climbs less vertically." Read more
Hiking the Adirondacks: A Guide to the Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides)
Lisa Densmore Ballard
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"A nice family hike to the highest mountain and some of the best views in the Lake George area.Black Mountain is the highest peak with a trail in the Lake George area. It crowns the eastern shore of the lake at its halfway point. There are two trails to its summit, one from the shore of the lake, requiring a boat, and the other one from Pike Brook Road, which is described here. This one is longer but climbs less vertically." Read more
Five-Star Trails Adirondacks (Menasha Ridge Press)
Tim Starmer
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"Black Mountain is the highest peak in the southeastern Adirondack–Lake George region. It lies a little farther from the bustling heart of Lake George, so hikers seeking more solitude in the eastern Adirondacks may find this an excellent choice. By summiting from the north and descending along the southern slope, you will traverse a wide variety of environs and maximize the number of panoramic views. The parking area off Pike Brook Road is sufficient for roughly a dozen cars conscientiously parked. The trailhead and trail register are on the western edge of the pulloff. Timber rattlesnakes are known to occupy the shores of Lake George, so be cautious when stepping over logs." Read more

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Trail Information

Adirondack Park
Nearby City
Lake George Wild Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Views
Features
Eastern Adirondack trail information: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9199.html
Local Contacts
National Geographic Adirondack Park, Lake George/Great Sacandaga (#743)
Local Maps